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Thu., Aug. 15, 2013

Spokane Valley This week

Sunday Brunch Spokane River Cruise – RSVP with advance payment required today for the cruise Sunday. Group will leave from Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., at 10:45 a.m. and drive to Red Lion Templin’s Hotel on the River in Post Falls. Cruise departs at noon and returns at 2 p.m. $18/ages 4-12, $35/ages 13-54, $20/age 55 and older. Tickets available at the church (509) 389-4191 or Red Lion, (208) 773-1611.

Free Community Lunch – The lunch will continue on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. through Aug. 29 at Spokane Valley Community of Christ, 11515 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 990-5224.


Yard Sale Fundraiser – Aug. 24 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Proceeds benefit the 2015 Youth Gathering Mission Trip. Donations accepted through Aug. 23 at the church. (509) 928-7733.

Summer Festival in the Park – Eastpoint Church is hosting festivities Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Lake Pavilion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Event includes worship, activities for kids, live music, and free snow cones. (509) 533-6800 or (509) 295-7030.

Spokane This week

Community Hymn Sing – Sunday, 3 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, 1725 W. Courtland Ave. (509) 534-8080.

Hike at Riverside State Park – Meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at the parking lot at Pettet Drive and TJ Meenach Bridge for an easy hike to Bowl and Pitcher. Bring water and snacks. Sponsored by St. John’s Cathedral. (509) 838-4277.

Church in the Park with Westminster Community United Church of Christ – Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. at Cowley Park, corner of Sixth Avenue and Division Street. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic lunch. (509) 624-1366.


Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Proceeds benefit St. Andre’s School in Cazale, Haiti. (509) 838-4277.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Outdoor Movie – Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Soda and popcorn available, proceeds benefit the Dinner Table Ministry at Holy Trinity Church. (509) 838-4277.

High Holy Day Services for Reformed Jewish Community – Erev Rosh Hashana Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. and Rosh Hashana Sept. 5, 10 a.m., both at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Sept. 13, Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14 Yom Kippur at 10 a.m. and family service at 5 p.m., all at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 714-3123.

Engaging Millennials Spokane Faith & Values Coffee Talk – Sept. 7, 10 a.m. at Revel 77 Coffee, 3223 E. 57th Ave. Spokane Faith & Values panel discussion. (509) 240-1830.

“Season of Creation” Series – Celtic service 11 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. Sept. 8, Oceans of Life; Sept. 15, The Gift of Animals; Sept. 22, Sailing the Storm; Sept. 29, Universe of Wonder; Oct. 6, St. Francis of Assisi. (509) 466-3100 or

Dharma School for Adults – Sept. 8 and 22, 1-2:30 p.m. downstairs at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Offered two Sundays a month, led by the Rev. Christine Marr. (509) 534-7954.

New Preschool at Moran United Methodist Church– Opening Sept. 10 at the church at 3601 E. 65th Ave. A pre-kindergarten course plus Spanish for ages 4 and 5 will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Monthly tuition is $145, call (509) 448-7102 for information or to register.

Narayan and Janet Concert – The duo performs Sept. 22 at the 11 a.m. service followed by a 1 p.m. show at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.


Central Baptist Church – Summer schedule, no Sunday school, worship at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Joel Benegar. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/each TBS member or couple including text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Developing Meditative Concentration Labor Day Retreat – Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. through lunch Sept. 2 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. The silent retreat will be taught by Tibetan nun Venerable Thubten Chodron. An initial offering of $100 is requested, applications are available online at (509) 447-5549.


Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – Aug. 26, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

To include church news in this column, submit items at least two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number to publish. Send to Sherry Adkins by email at, or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.


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